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Civil & Commercial Mediation Services

Our Charity Mediators

2 of our mediators specialise in voluntary / third sector disputes, click on the arrows below to view all of our voluntary / third sector dispute mediators, click on READ MORE to view an individual mediators full CV.

  • Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji

    The lead Mediator and Director of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited is Harvinder Singh Bhurji


    Carolyn Graham

    She works cross sector and has mediated a wide range of disputes especially employment and workplace


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  • Volunteer employee disputes
  • Organisational disputes
  • Branch disputes
  • Management board / trustee disputes
  • Hierarchy disputes

Voluntary / Third Sector Disputes

Voluntary, not for profit, charities, faith based and third sector organisations provide an array of noble and valuable services, they are often overstretched due to the constraints of statutory and charitable funding and in some cases heavily rely solely on volunteers to assist their mission.

Problems between staff, volunteers, management boards and trustees are prevalent in this sector and can permanently damage organisations and their ethos affecting the end user, as well as jeopardising existing and future funding streams. As in all disputes it is advisable to tackle such disputes sooner rather than later, opposed to spending what little financial resources you have on rigid longwinded internal procedures or litigation.

Case Studies

  • Conflict Church Dispute

    Conflict mediation was required for a local church, who had managed to secure funds from various sources to refurbish its church centre which housed several organisations who provided an array of voluntary and community services.

  • Council Dispute

    A local charity had a contract with the local council to provide care, meals and housing to elderly people for sometime the contract ran smoothly. The council had a review of their service provision and found that the charity was not complying with a number of regulations and gave them the opportunity to put these issues right.

  • UK Charity Dispute

    Mediation UK, when we received this referral we thought we would have to mediate across the whole of the UKs branches of this national charity. A national charity with several branches across the UK had a national reorganisation. At a local branch the reorganisation did not go as smoothly as expected.